Find out about our Flag State Inspections here
All Barbadian vessels are required under sections 202 to 208 of the Shipping Act 1994 to be inspected annually.
We have a worldwide network of Appointed Nautical Inspectors who are authorised to undertake inspections on our behalf.
Once inspected, a Certificate of Inspection will be issued and must be displayed on board in a prominent location, typically in the accommodation or on the bridge.
Vessel owners or managers are responsible for arranging the annual inspections for their vessels directly with our Appointed Nautical Inspectors (ANIs), their details can be found here
Our ANIs are not restricted to a specific area or region so may inspect a vessel in any location. All costs relating to a Flag State Inspection are to be agreed between the shipowners/managers and the ANI, with payment made directly to the ANI.
All inspections can only be carried out by our ANIs.